Monday, December 29, 2008

The Shade's Journal Episode 19

In the 19th Episode of The Shade’s Journal, host Matt Kramer does his best to answer some burning questions. What is the final fate of Solomon Grundy? What is the motivation behind Dr. Pip’s bombing spree? Where has the Shade been? And… what is Batman’s favorite Woody Allen movie? Seriously! That question is answered!


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Monday, December 22, 2008

The Shade's Journal Episode 18

Yo ho! Yo ho! It’s a pirate’s life for The Shade’s Journal.

In Episode 18, join host Matt Kramer for a taste of the pirate’s life, as Jack learns the tragic tale of Jon Valor, the Black Pirate as a mad bomber stalks Opal City in the first half of a discussion of Infernal Devices, covering Starman #30, 31, and 32.


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Monday, December 15, 2008

The Shade's Journal Episode 17

In The Shade’s Journal Episode 17, join host Matt Kramer on a journey from 1838 to 1997 for an exploration of the life and times of The Shade. From the roots of his powers and villainy to his battle across time with the Ludlows, many aspects of his life are explored.


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Hero Initiative

With the holidays coming up, please take some time and think of some of the older comic creators who may not have worked in a while or are suffering from illness and donate to the Hero Initiative. Even a small donation of $3, the price of a single comic book, can help. I have added a Paypal link for the Hero Initiative on the sidebar.

If you're curious about the Hero Initiatve, here's a bit about them from their website:

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $200,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

For more information, please visit the Hero Initiative's website.


Monday, December 1, 2008

The Shade's Journal Episode 16

Join host Matt Kramer for a special Knights Past episode spotlighting Mikaal Tomas, the alien Starman! This episode will focus on 1st Issue Special 12 and Starman 28. Join me for a trip back to the year 1976, it'll be super freaky (and hopefully not back-stabber-y)!

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